2010 What Happened?

by admin on December 17, 2010

According to Google this is what we searched for…

During the year TEDxManhattanBeach explored a wide range of topics. Below are some links to interesting posts on some of the subjects we explored.

Energy

Energy consumption is arguably the largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and is at the center of much of the blame for climate change. To better understand how we use this carbon-creating energy, this is a look at which states use the most.

Food

The percentage of adult Americans diagnosed with diabetes has risen steadily for the past 20 years, up to 8 percent of the population in 2008. In some regions of the country, however, the rate is nearly twice that. Since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released estimates for each county, and mapping that data reveals that there are clusters in states like Alabama and Mississippi, where around one in seven adults is diabetic.

Animated Map of Spread of Diabetes from 2004 to 2008

Oil

Due to the invention of the internal combustion engine petroleum or crude oil has become the largest single source of energy in the United States. The United States is a small part of the global network of countries that produce, transport and refine crude oil into fuel.

Worldwide Movements of Crude Oil.

Creativity

Creativity is the heart of all our activities – perhaps we should give the gift of bees.

Urban Design

Great public spaces are where celebrations are held, social and economic exchanges take place, friends run into each other, and cultures mix. They are the “front porches” of our public institutions – libraries, field houses, neighborhood schools – where we interact with each other and government. When the spaces work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives.

What makes some places succeed while others fail?

Transportation

Americans spend many hours in traffic each year, slowly crawling between work and home. And while most commutes are unpleasant, some are far more congested. Why? A new study by CEOs for Cities has found that what creates traffic jams isn’t more cars and fewer highways, it’s sprawl. This is a look at the 10 metropolitan areas whose citizens spend the most and least extra time in traffic due to sprawl, out of 51 cities studied.

Evil

Cities where pedestrians happily walk to their destinations instead of driving everywhere are our dream, but what if walking means taking your life into your hands? This is a look at handful of cities around the world, and how often their pedestrians are killed while attempting to traverse them.

Seasons Greetings

From all the volunteers who supported TEDxManhattanBeach during thank you for sharing your ideas with us. We look forward to continuing the conversation during 2011.

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